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Stephen III - (752-757)

Saint Biography

An orphan raised in the Lateran, Stephen II/III was a deacon when chosen to succeed Stephen II in 752. The following year, he became the first pope to cross the Alps when he travelled to meet Pepin III the Short and to seek protection for Rome. In 754, Stephen made Pepin, Charlemagne, and ... Read More

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Born about 720; died 1 or 3 August, 772. Paul I was not dead when trouble began about the election of his successor. Toto of Nepi with a body of Tuscans burst into Rome, and, despite the opposition of the primicerius Christopher, forcibly intruded his brother Constantine, a layman, into the chair of Peter (June, 767). In the spring of ... Read More


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Reading 1, Hebrews 10:1-10
So, since the Law contains no more than a reflection of the ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 40:2, 4, 7-8, 10, 11
He pulled me up from the seething chasm, from the mud of the ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 3:31-35
Now his mother and his brothers arrived and, standing outside, ... Read More

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January 27 Saint of the Day

St. Angela Merici
January 27: When she was 56, Angela Merici said "No" to the Pope. She was ... Read More